New Contract Negotiations

Peter Woodthorpe made this Freedom of Information request to Post Office Limited

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Dear Post Office Limited,

Under UK law, a contract is defined as 'an agreement between two or more parties. Contract law has been defined as a promise or set of promises which the law will enforce.
A contract begins with an offer. The offer is an expression of a willingness to contract on certain terms. It allows the other party to accept the offer and provides the basis of the agreement.
To be effective, an offer must be communicated. This is to say that there cannot be acceptance of an offer without knowledge of it.'

Could POL confirm that the only body that POL has negotiated with over the terms and conditions of the new subpostmaster contracts under Network Transformation is the NFSP, an organisation which is not recognised as a trade union by the registrar of trades unions, to whom POL have made hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of payments to over the last 3 years ? An 'organisation' that is planning to become a 'Listed Company' ?

Is there currently a 'memorandum of understanding' between POL and NFSP, the terms of which include 1.5 million pounds of funding from POL to the NFSP per year for the next 15 years ?

Yours faithfully,

Peter Woodthorpe

FOIA, Post Office Limited

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Dear Mr Woodthorpe,

 

Please find an acknowledgement attached to your request.

 

Regards,

 

Remi Kersey
Information Rights Team
1^st Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Telephone 033 3665 3951

 

 

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FOIA, Post Office Limited

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Dear Mr Woodthorpe,

 

Please find the response attached to your Freedom of Information request.

 

Regards,

 

Remi Kersey
Information Rights Team
1^st Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Telephone 033 3665 3951

 

 

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Dear FOIA,

Thankyou for your reply. There seems to be some confusion between POL and the NFSP on what is being offered and what the arrangement is called. The NFSP clearly and publicly calls the arrangement a 'Memorandum of Understanding', yet POL, in your response, has contradicted, and denied your arrangement is a 'MOU' . According to NFSP, as a 'reconstituted trade association or similar organisation' the NFSP will receive an OSP of £1.5 million per annum, PLUS an additional £1 million in grant funding per annum. These figures seem to be at odds with your reply. Could you please clarify the situation ? I am sorry to ask for this, but I think it is a very important point that needs to be clarified.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Woodthorpe

FOIA, Post Office Limited

2 Attachments

Dear Mr Woodthorpe,

 

Please find an acknowledgement attached to your request.

 

Regards,

 

Remi Kersey
Information Rights Team
1^st Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Telephone 033 3665 3951

 

 

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FOIA, Post Office Limited

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Dear Mr Woodthorpe,

 

Please find the response to your request attached.

 

Regards,

 

Remi Kersey
Information Rights Team
1^st Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Telephone 033 3665 3951

 

 

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Dear FOIA,

Could I ask WHY you did not give FULL disclosure of the amounts in my first FOI request ?

Also, if not a 'memorandum of understanding' as titled by the NFSP, (soon to be an apparently wholly owned subsidiary of POL), what is the title POL gives to this agreement ?

Yours sincerely,

Peter Woodthorpe

FOIA, Post Office Limited

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Dear Mr Woodthorpe,

 

Please find an acknowledgement attached to your request.

 

Regards,

 

Martin Humphreys
Information Rights Team
1^st Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Telephone 033 3665 3951

 

 

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FOIA, Post Office Limited

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Dear Mr Woodthorpe,

 

Please find a response to your enquiry attached.

 

Regards,

 

Kerry Moodie
Information Rights Team
1^st Floor

Finsbury Dials

20 Finsbury Street

London

EC2Y 9AQ

Telephone 033 3665 3951

 

 

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